Deal on state budget reached: Money for schools, gas tax cut, Medicare fixed

A $20 billion budget for the next two years is headed to Governor Perdue’s desk for approval after both the House and Senate reached a budget agreement Wednesday. Both sides of the General Assembly say they’re happy to have reached a compromise that is in the best interest of North Carolina citizens. “It’s a fiscally…

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State, local candidates scheduled at Macon Dems event

The community is invited to meet state and local Democratic candidates Saturday, June 23, as the Macon County Democratic Party will host a grand opening of its new headquarters. The event will be held at the democratic headquarters at 381 East Main Street, across from Seay’s Farm Center from 4 to 7 p.m. A free…

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Restaurant gun bill draws opposition

A bill that would allow handguns in North Carolina restaurants that serve alcohol is drawing some opposition. House Bill 111 is currently stalled in a House committee, but supporters are working hard to get the bill to vote before this legislative session ends. Proponents feel the law is needed for protection of citizens, but others,…

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Chamber announces info on horsehoe, cornhole tournaments

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce has announced information regarding the popular horseshoe and cornhole tournaments which are scheduled to take place during the Annual 4th of July Celebration at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park. The Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is open to “pitchers” of all ages, both men and ladies.…

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Stroke Awareness: Focus on next Ladies Night Out

Macon County citizens wanting to know more about stroke can attend the upcoming Ladies Night Out program, Tuesday evening, June 26. Robin Jones, Stroke Program Coordinator, for Mission Health System will be speaking about stroke, which is the leading cause of disability here in America. Prompt recognition of stroke symptoms and fast activation of the…

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Police Blotter

A business located on the Bryson City Road reports to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office they were a victim of larceny. Investigation reports filed by officers indicate that over $6,000 worth of lead and equipment was stolen from Desoto Trail and Diesel Repair. Two thousand pounds of lead was taken in theft, the report said.…

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Community Calendar

  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 2, 2014 8:30 amMACON COUNTY HORSE ASSOCIATION SHRINE HORSE SHOW
  • August 7, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 8, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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